Travis McMichael gets life for murdering Ahmaud Arbery

Travis McMicheal, one of three white supremacists who lynched Ahmaud Arbery received a life sentence plus ten years in prison after being convicted earlier in the year of attempted kidnapping and the federal hate crime of interference with rights. McMichael’s father, Gregory and neighbor William ”Roddie” Bryan, who also received life sentences on identical charges. The racist trio are already on life sentences for convictions in Georgia state court on a series of charges related to Aubrey’s death, including felony murder. On February 23, 2020, Arbery offended the McMichaels and…

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Harris Stowe State University receives bomb threat

St. Louis, Missouri’s Harris-Stowe State University is the latest HBCU to be the target of a bomb threat Tuesday morning. According to a statement issued by the University, St. Louis Metropolitan Police as well as the FBI have been contacted and are investigating. Authorities are conducting a search of all campus facilities. Classes and university operations, which also include the chow hall have been suspended. University employees and commuter students are asked not to report to campus today. Unfortunately Harris-Stowe has not even been the only HBCU today that is…

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Morgan State receives bomb threat, campus being searched

Tuesday morning Morgan State became the latest HBCU to receive a bomb threat, coming on the heels of six institutions thst were threatened just yesterday. The campus has been closed and the campus is being searched. Here is a portion of the statement released by Morgan State President David Wilson Since sending out an alert earlier this morning about the bomb threat we received, a few of you have contacted me to inquire as to whether this is real. Unfortunately, and sadly, it is. The campus is being searched building-by-building…

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Attempted sneaker thief gets killed trying to rob seller

You play stupid games you win stupid prizes. Things ended very badly for a sneaker thief in Rosedale, Maryland. According to Officer Jennifer Peach of the Baltimore County PD, 20-year-old Kumar Burney, of Rosedale, made arrangements to purchase an expensive pair of shoes from a man on a popular selling application. The meeting location and time was Rosedale’s Golden Ring Shopping Center last Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Peach said, “While this exchange was occurring, the buyer apparently attempted to rob the seller of the item he was there to buy.…

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Kermit Washington to serve six years in prison

The man who has been known for perhaps the most infamous punch in NBA history will spend the next six years in federal prison and pay $970,000 in restitution. Kermit Washington, who played ten seasons in the NBA, plead guilty in November to falsifying a statement on a tax returns and aggravated identity theft. He used charity donations to finance vacations , shopping sprees and even cosmetic surgery for his girlfriend. According to prosecutors on the case, Washington used his position as a National Basketball Players Association rep to refer…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Teen in Jersey City ‘sneaker’ murder will be prosecuted as adult

Our never-ending documentation of when the lure of leather and rubber causes people to divorce lucidity takes us to Jersey City, New Jersey where a youngster learned that when you play stupid games ,you win stupid prizes. Although he just turned 18, Devante Dormena was 17 when he was charged with killing a Jersey City man over pair of sneakers. Despite him being a minor at the time of the slaying , Dormena will be charged as an adult. Jose “Migue” Malave Dormena and 19-year-old Nasiar Day are charged with…

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Stupid Things People Do Over Sneakers: Youngster stabbed trying to sell sneakers in NY subway station

The latest episode chronicling the depravity that is engaged in over footwear takes us back to New York City where a would-be sneaker seller was stabbed by his customers. According to law enforcement, the 17and 18-year-old victims planned on selling his shoes to a group of fellows he met on social media. However, when it came time to conduct the transaction, the three men they met with showed their intent was not to buy the shoes but to rob the teens. The sellers put up a fight until one of…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Mother says her son was murdered over Air Jordans

Bernita Smith is now a grieving mother dealing with the loss of a child. Her son James /had zeroed in on the “Win Like ’96” Air Jordan 11 as the one thing he wanted for Christmas. She paid the $220 for the kicks and gave them to her son James Smith early “because he asked and he’s a good kid.” Sadly, the 17-year-old only got to enjoy them for a mere four days. According to police, a gunman shot James on a basketball court at the Frederick Douglass Community Center.…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Thieves Pilfer $7,200 in Air Jordans from Niketown NY

When it comes to obtaining the latest Air Jordans some will enter raffles, arrive to retailers hours or even days in advance, use bots to help secure releases online, or even pay people to wait in line for them. However for others, they’d rather not bother with any of those avenues and resort to breaking the law to get coveted kicks. For two NY thieves, the chose the latter path. Monday evening at approximately 10P.M. EST, the two crooks made their way into Niketown NY and managed to get away…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Teens rob and kill man for marijuana and Air Jordans

This latest edition of our seemingly never-ending chronicle of sneaker related lunacy comes to us from Indianapolis, Indiana via wrtv . According to criminal charges filed earlier today, two teenagers shot and killed a 28-year-old man last month. John Beasley was found shot and killed in an Indianapolis neighborhood on October 16. According to witnesses, two young appearing men run from the scene immediately after the shooting. The witness information, combined with call records from the victim’s cellular phones, investigators pinpointed the primary suspect as 17-year-old Toney Lamont Hodges. Hodges…

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